Roman numerals have been around for a long time. In fact, as the name suggests, Roman numerals started in ancient Rome, between and B. They originated as a set of seven basic symbols for numbers. As time and language progressed, those markings transformed into the letters we use today.
Your question is, " What is in Roman Numerals? Here we will explain how to convert, write and read the number in the correct Roman numeral figure format. To convert to Roman Numerals the conversion involves you to split it up into place values ones, tens, hundreds, thousands , like this:. To write in Roman numerals correctly you combine the values together. The highest numerals should always precede the lower numerals in order of precedence to give you the correct written combination, like in the table above top to bottom. To correctly read the number as the Roman numeral DCCC , It must be read as it is written; from left to right and from high to low numbers.
The term often implies a decimal number written using these digits in particular when contrasted with Roman numerals. However the term can mean the digits themselves, such as in the statement " octal numbers are written using Arabic numerals. Although the Hindu—Arabic numeral system   i. They were modified into Arabic numerals later in North Africa.
For numbers over 1,, you put a dash over the top of the Roman Numeral to indicate multiplied by 1, To convert 8, to Roman Numerals we need to split it up into place values ones, tens, hundreds, etc. You then combine them all together starting from the top to get VIII. Toggle navigation. Q: How is 8, written in Roman Numerals?